Sunday, January 6, 2013

Vegan Gluten Free Black Bean Brownies

Now, I don't mess around when it comes to food. These brownies are freakin awesome!!! I made them I brought them to a party and no one noticed a difference! They are a tad more cake-like and fluffier than your average brownie, but who cares!? Low sugar, high protein, high fiber and wheat free!!

For a tray of brownies you will need:
  • 2/3 of 1 can of organic black beans rinsed well and drained (a little over 3/4 cup/ 7 ounces)
  • 2-3 "vegan flax eggs" ( 1 Tablespoon ground flaxseed + 2.5 Tablespoon water)Or, you can use free range organic eggs. 2 eggs 1 white, or 3 eggs. The more eggs, the more cake like and fluffy the brownie will be.
  • heaping 1/2 cup cocoa powder
  • 1/3 cup organic agave, or 1/2 cup organic sugar . Or to taste. (you can use stevia, but I don't know how much..)
  • heaping 1/2 cup chocolate chips (dairy free)
  • a dash of vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • a dash of cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon espresso or instant coffee powder (optional) OR 1 teaspoon peanut butter
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

If you are using "flax eggs" prepare them now, bu combining the flax and water, and letting it rest for 3-5 minutes. Chia seeds might work well also, I haven't tried vegan eggs, I have chickens.

Grease your pan with non gmo cooking spray, vegan butter, or coconut oil.

This strainer looks plastic but it's actually bamboo fiber!
Rinse and drain beans well, then blend in a food processor until creamy.

Add eggs, pulse.

And add all other ingredients, pulsing and scraping down the sides, after every addition.

Pour batter into greased pan and bake for 15-20 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean.

For moister brownies the toothpick doesn't have to come out completely clean, just not wet.

For 3 eggs, and 1/3 cup agave, tastes like a fluffy dark chocolate cake, not ridiculously sweet.

I found a similar recipe from
But, it was also on another site, so I don't think it's her personal recipe.

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